Will safety law kill clubs? Seattle club owners fear sprinkler rule is one business cost too many

December 2006

Live Event Industry
By Gene Stout at Seattle pi .con.

In the wake of the Great White disaster in Rhode Island, nightclub owners in over 30 Seattle venues are scrambling to meet new fire requirements in time for a 1st December deadline. With costs ranging from US $15,000 to US$50,000 for each venue, many of the owners are questioning the sense of the new requirement and a number say they will close under the combined burdern of new Mayorial regulations, fire requirements and a smoking ban.


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